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Jul 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
bell joins us with the latest. hi, chuck. you can't wait to get out there. what are we in for today? >> another steam bath unfortunately for us today. the good news, i think the thunderstorm threat is fairly low today. it's not zero, but it's fairly low. i didn't put a chance of a pop of rain on the forecast. but with the intense humidity around, a bubble up thunderstorm cannot be completely ruled out. it's a balmy and steamy start, 79 now in annapolis, 77 downtown. a little bit of relief out across the western suburbs where winchester and hagerstown are in the low 70s. you can't rule out a few spritzes and drops this morning. but there's another round out there towards cincinnati, we'll be keeping a close eye on that. i think the better rain chances today will be down to the south and southwest of the immediate metropolitan area. rain chances are not zero. and with all of the intense heat cooking up we can't rule out a chance for a stronger thunderstorm. there's your sunday planner bathed in darkness. but temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. dangerously hot for today. very, very w
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Jul 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending, move money with a slide, and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ there's hidden acids in a lot of the foods we eat. salad dressings...fruits... these acids can soften the enamel. if you then go and brush your teeth you can actually bush away the enamel. once enamel is gone it's gone for good. i would recommend...pronamel. when used regularly, pronamel can re-harden softened enamel. it makes your enamel more resistant to the effects from acid attack. so it gives you the confidence to eat those healthy foods day in and day out. >>> welcome back to news4 today. it's just after 6:00 on your sunday morning. plenty of clouds outside for now and rain chances are lower today than yesterday, but yet, they are not down to zero just yet. outside, take a check of it. plenty of clouds first thing on your sunday morning. there's plenty of blue sky to be found out there. temperatures are on their way up very, very quickly. the fact that we're starting off so much milder this morning than yesterday means it's going to be a warme
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Jul 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
risk for heat. >> reporter: this woman has studied the extreme heat. >> we're used to the hot weather but it's different now. as a senior, your bodies -- it's harder for them to thermoregulate. >> reporter: that means not only limiting time outdoor, but making sure that indoors is not worse. like no power or air conditioning. the city said they'd only qualify for help if they were already on public assistance, but they work. dr. white newsome says it speaks to the way that municipalities treat extreme heat events. if it was a snowstorm, would the same thing be going on on ridge place? >> treat it like a hurricane or extreme cold. >>> the storm team will be tracking the dangerous heat and the chance of severe storms that's rolling in. meteorologist chuck bell has the frost in a few minutes. you can follow us throughout the day on nbcwashington.com, as well as facebook and twitter. >>> the heat and power outages are to blame for a two-alarm fire on olney. 60 firefighters helped to put out the blaze. the homeowner was on vacation and when he tried to turn the power back on, the circuit b
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Jul 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> chuck bell joins us in the storm 4's weather center with more. >> chuck? >> hey, there, richard and angie, good morning to both of you. good morning, everybody. yesterday, socked in with the clouds and the rain drops and the honestly i did not hear a single complaint. even on twitter yesterday. people who may have wanted a little sunshine for better weather outdoors, still took the cloudy, cool break from the heat. i think everybody enjoyed it. i know i did. it was a perfect day for book reading and napping yesterday. we're off to the same sort of start this morning. plenty of clouds outside early this morning, but most of the drizzly drops from yesterday are a thing of the past. i don't think we need to worry about precipitation today. temperatures are where they were for most of day yesterday, in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. storm 4 radar shows a few spritzes towards hagerstown, maryland, and down into north carolina. not really look for anywhere near as much rainfall threat today. cloudy and cool through the morning hours. breaks of sunshine returning by a little afternoon
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Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
accept, we can't explain at this point, but we're not going to just let it happen to us. we're going to push back. ♪ >> reporter: a community in mourning as the investigation enters another day. leanne gregg, nbc news, aurora, colorado. >>> today police will once again try to gain access to james holmes' apartment. holmes booby-trapped the place with trip wires to ammunition to fireworks. investigators are being cautious preserve the information inside including computer and laptops. >>> this morning holmes' friends and neighbors are speaking out about the shooting. the 24-year-old grew up in suburban san diego california. he graduated from the university of california riverside with a degree in neuroscience in 2010. a friend described him as smart and funny. >> first i found out it was him, the first thank you i thought was expletives. oh, my god, i can't believe this happened. >> i just keep thinking what happened to a nice little boy from a nice family and it's terrible. >> the holmes family issued a statement saying, quote, our hearts go out to those who were involved in this trag
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Jul 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
far western part of west virginia. that's going down to the south and west today so most of us will be rain free. but our rain chances are not zero for today. there's a chance west and southwest of town today. any storms that bubble up it will be a 99 degrees today. any storm can have a chance of being strong today. i'll be tweeting out weather updates as needed today. >> i appreciate that. >>> in the middle of a heat wave, more than 700,000 people do not have power. pepco reports more than 347,000 people are without power. dominion with more than 286,000. smeco more than 17,000. bge reports more than 117,000 and novec reports more than 8,000. power companies said it could take up to a week in some cases to restore power to all their customers. to go along with the thousands without power, drivers having problems on the roads. many traffic signals are still out. news4's meghan mcgrath has a look at how the traffic is moving along there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's sunday so things are a little quiet but it begs the question what's the situation going to be monday m
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Jul 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
in for some warm weather today. some nice, hot temperatures. >> yes, a beautiful day in store for us, tom? >> indeed. tom kieran in the storm center4. we have had the humidity lowered overnight. look at what's happening over the last 12 hours. yesterday afternoon/evening we had the passing thunderstorms. a lot of thunder and lightning. mainly south of the metro area. and now it's all settled. we have got a weak area of high pressure that is pushing in. temperatures are comfortable. all those areas in green are in the 60s. fairfax, prince georges counties and right in the district in the low to mid 70s along the tidal and potomac and near the bay. at the beaches, near 70 there. out of the mountains in the low to mid 60s. as well as parts of the shenandoah valley. a beautiful start to the sunday morning. your day planner for this sunday, lots of sun this morning. a delightful morning. it will be mild. still not a lot of humidity during the afternoon. somewhat lower humidity, but temperatures climbing to near 90 degrees by mid afternoon. by then, some clouds beginning to build. and we'l
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Jul 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
was tear gas like the kind used in the shooting in colorado, but that was not the case at all. a fog machine malfunctioned, making it difficult to see and breathe. the fire department cancelled that concert. >>> police are stepping up security at local movie theaters following the shooting in colorado. they remind moviegoers to report any suspicious activities. despite the increased security, we found long lines of people waiting to see "the dark knight rises." in our next half hour items bought by the suspected gunman in the weeks before the mass shooting in colorado. plus, much more on the investigation and victims can be found at nbcwashington.com. >>> today, hundreds of aids activists will gather in the nation's capital for the start of the international aids conference. news4's derrick ward has more on the first of many remembrance ceremonies that's underway now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, indeed, this is sort of the unofficial kickoff of the conference. we are here on the mall. and what they'll do is lay out the aids quilt. they haven't done it yet. the ground
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Jul 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
of spending, move money with a slide, and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. and a good saturday morning to you. coming up on about 20 minutes after 6:00. if you're planning to get that morning bike ride or jog in, you better hasten out the door first thing this morning because temperatures are going to be jumping to near 90 degrees by 10:00 a.m. this morning. let's take a look at it. on air saturday, nothing but haze outside early on your saturday right now. and that is going to be repeated for the remainder of today, tonight and for tomorrow. but there are changes starting to inch their way in our general direction. it will take a while to get here, and you'll notice the changes tomorrow because the chances for thunderstorms return for your sunday afternoon and sunday night, some of which could be definitely on the strong side. there's our big scary spider first thing this morning. 82 degrees at national airport. the dew points have inched their way back into the 70s. humidity and heat will be the problem by the afternoon. p
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Jul 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
train service. so thank god they have cabs and buses that are still running but for us that are relying on the train system, that puts a damper in our day. >> reporter: so technicians are now working to see if they can solve this problem and hopefully it won't happen again during rush hour. it could have a lot more of an effect. >> all right. thanks. >>> metro's computer glitch comes as the transit agency does track work this weekend. on the blue and yellow lines, reagan national and crystal city's metro stations are closed. buses are replacing trains between braddock road and pentagon city. trains are single tracking on the red, green and orange lines. all service is scheduled to be back to normal by tomorrow morning. >>> and falls church is investigating a possible murder/suicide. crews were called out last night and they found two men dead. one of them from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. if you have any information, please call falls church police. >>> also new this morning, one man is dead in a bizarre armed robbery in prince georges county. police say it started out when three mas
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Jul 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
attacking come any charging he used legal -- >> the overwhelming majority, i mean like the 99.5% of my investments are in u.s. enterprises. >> it propertied romney to give rare one-on-one interviews, but not release more taxes. >> i'm focused on what it takes to get this economy going. i understand that the bausm campaign will do what was said by them early on which is to "kill romney." >> earlier, romney charged in a letter to the president, that your insistence on slashing our military spending could shoutute door on jobs. a tough fight for the state that could be key in november. >> the president is ahead by a bit. today's national poll finds romney falling behind the president on the issue of who would be best on the economy. from washington, nbc. >> the next public appearance for romney is scheduled for tuesday, he'll be in pennsylvania, a key battleground state in november. and romney's biggest opponent is now stepping out for him. rick santorum is holding the first mor mall campaign today. santorum said he would be willing to support romney, but there has not been much contact b
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
ahead, chuck joins us from the weather center. >> welcome to your weekend. mother nature decided to throw a few rain drops into our forecast, and they will be with us for most of the weekend. that being said, it's not going to rain all weekend long, but we're off to a damp start first thing this morning. plenty of clouds outside, but it's a middle one. 74 down at reagan international airport. you see her on the radar there are showers marching north and eastbound. a few more showers out toward the blue ridge as well. boca is in central and western parts of montgomery country. there's more along the northern neck and rain chances off and on through much of your saturday and part of your sunday as well off to a nice school start, temperatures in the 60s and 70s now. again, off and on shower chances. plenty of clouds and chances for rain off and on today and tomorrow as well. you will be able to squeeze in a few dry hours. have a back up plan ready to go. now, back to the news. >> thank you, chuck. we begin with a developing story out of afganistan. at least 20 people are dead from a s
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Jul 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
happen to us. we're going to push back. ♪ >> reporter: a community in mourning as the investigation enters another day. more vigil are scheduled for tomorrow including one to be attended by the governor and the mayor of aurora. then on monday, the suspect is due for his first appear enin court. leanne gregg from aurora, colorado. >>> today police will once again try to gain access to james holmes' apartment. holmes booby-trapped the place with trip wires to ammunition to fireworks. that apartment again is now surrounded by police that's try to gain access. investigators are being cautious preserve the information inside including a computer and some notebooks. if police can't disarm the apartment, they haven't ruled out the possibility of blowing the whole place up. >>> here's what we know about the suspect, james holmes. 24-year-old. he grew up in san diego. his father is with a software company, his mother is a nurse. he was in the process of withdrawing. police say that holmes did not have a criminal record. >> after the shooting police and journalists flocked to facebook to see
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
you definitely. >> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> we are still seeing problems this morning after a strong storm left a number of people in the district soaked. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> this morning thousands of pepco customers are without power after another storm slams the d.c. region. up to two inches of rain fell in one hour's time yesterday. in the past 30 minutes, 100 pepco customers had power restored. pepco is reporting 1,000 customers without electricity. almost all of them are in d.c. no word on how long it will take for crews to restore electricity to all customers. >> the storm left some drivers stuck in high water. the rain was so fast and furious police had to shut down some flooded roads. we even found firefighters pushing cars out of the water. one man came home from a softball game and found his entire apartment flooded. >> my neighbors have a sump pump. that's really all i can do at this point. i tried brushing is out to the drain but i mean it's literally like this the entire way through my apartment. >
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Jul 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
tomorrow morning. in the 70s. so another warm start for us for sure. again, hot one today as we hit 100 to 101. let's look at traffic now with mike. >> thank you, veronica. we have a bit of a problem on the outer loop of the beltway at old dominion. traffic getting by the construction to the left. heavy delays beginning at the legion bridge now in maryland. and we also have some slow transits to worry about. marc brunswick, 89 0rks 30-minute delay. metro rail, a bit of a delay on theial low line as you're making the trip because of some earlier track -- signal malfunctions that have been repaired. aaron, back to you. >> thank you, mike. >>> breaking news now, a man gets shot by police, then steals and crashes a police cruiser. and it's all caught on tape. police say this started in the 4700 block of lakeland road in college park just off the campus of the university of maryland. news4 tracee wilkins live at the scene. tracy, good morning. >> good morning, aaron. police say that they were actually called here because of the report of a man with a gun here on route one near lakeland. when
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
some of our reporting stations, it did cool some of us off. area germantown, fairfax, your temperatures now from 60s, the upper 60s to low 70s. a lot of neighborhoods in the mid and upper 70s throughout the area. we're getting up to 90 degrees by noontime today. it's going to be hot. it's going to be humid. there could be some more showers and storms coming our way from noon to the evening hours. probably up until about 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. this evening. but 95 degrees by 3:00 p.m. today. here's a look at that radar again showing your the bigger storms well east cambridge, salisbury. those are moving away but we could see more later today. notice the temperatures, too. cumberland, 66. 65 in leesburg. 79 in charlottesville. no cooling here or in d.c. or even in annapolis with a temperature of 78 degrees. here's a look at your four-day forecast. 90 for tomorrow. 96 forecast right now on the fourth of july. that high heat continues this week. >>> good morning. well, right now still checking out problems on the roadway. chopper 4 checked out i-95 at 216. that's out of the r
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Jul 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
restrictions on i-270 in montgomery county are suspended this morning. anybody can use 66 or 270 during the morning rush hour. now let's get a check of the current problems we're dealing with on the roads. danella, good morning. >> good morning. right now, eun, still seeing a lot of traffic lights out, completely dark when you come to the sberkds intersections. treat them as four-way stop signs. a lot of debris still in the roadway. you may see fallen branches just blocking the right lanes, even the left lanes. stick to the center lane just to be safe and give yourself some extra time. taking the beltway, the outer loop of telegraph road, disabled vehicle in that area. if you're taking the beltway in montgomery county, in issues there. this is the view as you make your way traveling the outer loop as well as the inner loop of the beltway. no issues in montgomery county or prince george's county. and if you're traveling i-95 northbound in the hov lanes, at the occoquan, saw an incident in this area. if you're in the hov lanes 95 northbound past the occuquan you may see police activity. s
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Jul 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
this is half what we saw in beijing. beijing really wowed us. but the brits here, london, is promising more of the same. we'll be keeping a close eye this weekend on some of your local athletes, especially mraz the hockey preliminaries get under way. a couple from the university of maryland and one from centerville as well. >> tracie potts live in london this morning. tracie, thank you. and you can watch the opening ceremony right here on nbc4 starting at 7:30 tonight. and follow the games any time in the london 2012 section of nbcwashington.com. >>> so paul mccartney is out to light the calderon. that's the big thing people are trying to figure out. who is going to finish it up and light the calderon. i'm clueless. >> that's the point though. >> go to our facebook page. let us know who you think might be the person to get that honor. it will be interesting to see what you think. >>> new legal problems facing penn state this morning. >> also ahead, trying to outrun the law. a look at how this dramatic police chase came to and. >>> impact severe weather is having on the northe
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
course, as you see here, lightning. a lot of us saw that last night. the damage nowhere near as widespread as our last big storm, but a lot of communities are feeling the effects. >> and some are waking up without power, just as they believed they had gotten it all back for good. pepco's numbers are holding steady around 360 outages right now. that's down from nearly 3,000 earlier this morning. northern virginia was the hardest hit, and dominion power is reporting about 3,700 customers are still in the dark. bge's numbers are now quickly shrinking, down almost to 900 in the past half hour to right around 1,000 customers in the dark. >> tom kierein's here now. some folks still dealing with a little rain and maybe some other things this morning, too. >> a little thunder and lightning, but most of the severe weather we had last night is long gone, and the big news is cooler weather moving in, thanks to this stalled front that's been giving us these passing showers and thunder showers. that's the moving color you see on storm4 radar. right now, a closer view showing moderate downpou
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Jul 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
not before british leaders fired back. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from london. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: bit of a rowel here as they might say in great britain. when you look at what romney said and who he is, he oversaw the 2002 games. that gives what he says a little bit of weight. when romney came here he says, look, this is not political. i'm not here to criticize my country's policy but, instead, he sort of backhandedly ended up criticizing the british saying their security preparations and the problems that we've seen were disconcerting. problems like not enough private security guards. they had to boost that number with military troops who had been brought in as late as this week. now, what those comments calling it disconcerting, that did not sit well with london's mayor or the prime minister. here's what they had to say. >> totally dme lly demonstrated. we show the whole world we're extremely good at welcoming people from across the world. >> i hear there's a guy, there's a guy called mitt romney who wants to know whether we're ready. he wants to kno
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Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
. looks like tom kierein joining us now with a look at our forecast. good morning. >> a little humidity in the air. a settled pattern for the next couple of days but maybe a few scattered isolated showers. all around the region, generally holding steady right around the mid 60s in the suburbs to upper 60 nasdaq many locations there. near 60 out of the mountains. right now around washington, low 70 nasdaq montgomery, arlington. mid 70s in the district. right near the bay, mid and upper 60s as well as at the atlantic beaches. scattered showers and a little bit of thunder. generally dissipating. there's still om par cyst teers showers here. partly cloudy sky. final day of july. by 7:00 we'll be in the low 70s. a little sunshine in and out. partly sunny noontime. mid afternoon, isolated shower maybe with a downpour and some thunder and lightning. that may linger into late afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes. danella is here now with your first4 traffic. >> thanks, tom. coming up, let's talk about overnight road work. still happening in our area. you're taking the beltway in virginia
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Jul 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
. cloud cover to the south of us. big storms up to the north. and it's stormy conditions that we could have around here on the fourth of july that could disrupt some of our outdoor plans. we'll talk more about that later. first, our day planner forecast, sunshine throughout the day. we're going to go from warm to hot. your high 95 by 3:00 p.m. already by noontime, again will be above 90 degrees. we're doing to hold in the low 90s as we move our way through the early evening hours. so sunshine on tap for today. it does not look like we're going to have any showers or storms until very late this evening. probably after 9:00. so we'll talk more about your fourth of july fireworks, mother nature fireworks, coming up. danella? >> good morning. veronica, i'm checking the roads. if you're traveling on i-66 inside the beltway at glebe, not looking so bad. nice and clear on i-66. as well as outside the beltway, no issues to report. and also if you're traveling locally this morning, be careful. still seeing some lights out. i can tell you a lot of progress has been made on local roads. again, if
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Jul 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
is a freak accident. it shoktd this community. this is a busy roadway here and people who use it were in awe of the scene last night. witnesses say a man was pulling out of 7-eleven when his mercedes coup was struck by a falling 40-ton oak tree six to eight feet wide. they say the tree was completely decayed. a possible explanation as to why the tree may have fallen. now, they're working to remove another tree. crews here were advised they believe this tree also may be decayed. now, can't even begin to imagine the amount of traffic that goes down georgetown pike and that's what amazed people as they watched them try and get that tree off of that man's vehicle could it could have been anyone driving down the road. they have not identified the victim in this incident. we are expecting them to do that later today. reporting live in great fall, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> thank you. >>> today supporters of d.c. mayor vincent gray will make their voices heard. they're holding a rally this morning in front of the wilson building. they revealed a $650,000 shadow campaign run on gray's
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Jul 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
anybody but there is that chance. meteorologist veronica johnson, tell us what's going on out there. >> i'm even saying try and get the barbecue in early before the heat builds and before the threat of storms. you know, we've been watching some showers out there this morning. this entire line here on the radar, dropping southbound in pennsylvania. gets really dissipated with the exception of one little area. that's around hagerstown. clear to see on your screen. that's around i-70 just south of hagerstown. it will be dropping towards boonsboro. myersville in the next 48 minutes. moderate rain coming to your neighborhood. cooling down. 76, much warmer here in d.c. 77 packs river, 87 in annapolis. 95 to 98 degrees. humidity will be higher than yesterday. that means pretty oppressive conditions today. we do have a heat advisory because it will feel like 105. tomorrow ice high, 98 degrees. friday's hi, 98 degrees. 99, 98, and 101 coming our way for saturday. looking for cooler conditions. we get that next week. most of the highs revert back to average, into the upper 80s. danella? >> go
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
tell us it was difficult to fight, some of the doors at the school were actually welded shut. neighbors saw people inside the school about 30 minutes before the fire broke out. men out here earlier from district government services. they say the school has been closed for several years, but being used as a storage facility for the city and the school system. the crews out securing the building. wrapping things up right now. nobody injured in the fire and the cause still under investigation. live in northeast washington, back to you. >> we are following breaking news out of france right now. where police say an armed man is holding a hostage at a school south of paris. there were children at the school when the standoff began, but police say all of the children are safe. they say the hostage is the parent of a student. we'll keep on top of the story and bring you more details as they become available. >>> a developing story in montgomery county this morning. police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted near a community swimming pool. the woman attacked in broad daylight yesterda
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
one of their own officers. police tell us two officers noticed two men acting suspiciously around 11:30 last night in the fry road area of mt. vernon. when police approached the two men, they say they ran and a fight ensued and one of the men fired at the officers but missed. the officers returned fire, hitting and killing one of the men. we do have a crew on the scene and we'll bring you more information about this breaking news story throughout the morning. >>> at 5:03, we're also following a developing story in virginia this morning. did a tornado hit parts of the fredericksburg area last night? several businesses were flattened and four people were sent to the hospital, including two children, after some storms there. news4's melissa mollet is live now with more on the damage. melissa, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. whatever it was, it was very, very fast and furious. take a look here behind me. we're on fleming road here in fredericksburg. let me explain what happened. i know it is a little bit dark, but i do want to show you, back there, there is a white structu
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Jul 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
the search for a gunman. >> we are looking for anything that may lead us to a path of flight from the suspects, which way they went, anything that may have been discarded. it's a pretty big crime scene. >> sources say the shooting may be connected to a tuesday shooting near the sherman circle area. >>> six days after the storm now and almost 50,000 people in the d.c. area still don't have power. pepco reporting about 22,000 customers are without electricity right now. dominion virginia power says 14,000 customers have no power. this morning, bge reporting about 11,000 customers in our area don't have electricity. other numbers have that at 35 and smeco is down to just over 200 customers. virginia dominion power is thanking canadian crews. the president of hydro one will be in virginia to meet with virginia dominion power. the meeting is set for 6:30. in all, virginia power has restored service to 95% of the 1 million customers whose service was disrupted by friday's storm. >>> federal government offices are open, but employees can opt out for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
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Jul 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
participates. she competes again today. aaron? >> tracie potts for us live in london. thank you, tracie. >>> we will much more olympic coverage for you throughout the morning. >> very exciting. it is now 5:07. reports of a shark attack in a popular summer vacation spot. we'll tell you where it happened and tell you how the victim is doing. >>> and more rain is in the forecast. tom will tell you when it [ crows cawing ] [ male announcer ] strange things happen in the black forest. [ metallic bell toll ] [ car speeding down the road, lightning strikes ] where things aren't always what they seem. [ wolves howling ] because thrills hide in the shadows just waiting at every turn. [ coaster whoosh ] brave the black forest on verbolten. the all-new multi-launch coaster. only at busch gardens. >>> 5:11 on this tuesday morning. starting off warm and muggy. we have temperatures in the mid 70s in washington and nearby suburbs, prince george's, arlington, fairfax, also right around 70 degrees. right near the bay it's in the mid 70s. in the mountains it's in the 60s. hometown forecast for crofton, b
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Jul 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
tube stations are crowded. eun? >> i can only imagine. tracie potts live from london for us this morning. thank you. have fun. >>> it is 6:07 right now. and ahead this morning, new video of panic inside another movie theater. what sent people running just days after the colorado shootings. >>> plus, what you will be paying more for first because of the drought that is crippling corn crops. >>> i'm storm4 meteorologist tom kierein, keeping an eye on some strong storms that are moving in out of pennsylvania into western maryland. they may get close to the metro area later this morning. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. good morning at 6:11, tom kierein in storm center 4. right now, storm4 radar showing a cluster of thunderstorms that has rapidly developed over the last half hour or so, now rolling out of pennsylvania into western maryland. if those hold together and get closer to the metro area later this morning, we could have some thunder and lightning around here, perhaps 9:00, 10:00 this morning. look at that sunrise over the potomac, live view. and we will have our temperatur
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
become impassioned. >> sometimes? >> and i use expletives that are a part of our vocabulary. it's not like i'm making stuff up. it's stuff that is language. >> now you know there's a cost with this. news 4 today continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> the star of "the dark knight rises" is trying to help a colorado community heal this morning as we learn new details about the behavior of the suspected shooter. >>> and rescue teams pull a young man from a maryland pond. good morning. >> welcome to news 4 today for this wednesday, july 25, 2012. let's look live outside right now at 5:01. let's just look atom. >> get right to it. break it down right away. >> there it is. >> there is the look outside and there is a beautiful sky overhead. the summer constellations, the summer triangle is bright. we have low humidity in place. temperatures comfortable. you can actually open up the windows. down to the 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. near 70 around the beltway and inside the beltway. low to mid 70s near the tidal potomac. as well as in southern maryland, northern neck, right on the potomac
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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
any more rain or are things cooling down, tom? >> are we used to it yet? >> never! >> i don't think we ever fully adapt, do we? even though we've had our run of serious heat and humidity this summer, it still is going to get uncomfortably hot and humid. we're not used to this, yet. and as we take a look at the view from space, we cleared out from yesterday's scattered storms that were north and south and west of the metro area, and now we are under a clear sky this morning, and it's actually fairly pleasant. it is still rather humid. temperatures around the region in the yellows in the 70s, in the orange, we are already climbing into the 80s in a few locations in some of the highlands, out in west virginia. but closer to washington, mid-70s. in washington, montgome the rural areas of maryland and virginia now in the low to mid-70s. "day planner" for this tuesday. a sunny morning. and by 9:00, ought to be in the mid-80s. sunrise this morning is at 6:03. and by noontime, we'll noon the low 90s. heat and humidity during the afternoon, in fact, we'll soar into the upper 90s by mid-after
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Jul 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
. city leaders rescheduled the celebration for today since utility companies use 2d montgomery county fair grounds as a staging area after the storm. the celebration begins at 5:00 this afternoon at the fire grounds and feature live music, plenty of food. it starts at tonight. >>> two maryland state lawmakers want them to pay hefty fines for keeping customers in the dark for a week after the storm. state senators from montgomery county and prnlg county are asking the state's publicer is slis commission to fine pepco and bg and e more than $100 million each. they say the money can pay to train more workers, to help restore power faster. >>> 5:07. president obama setting his sites on the old dominion as he hits the campaign trail. >>> also ahead, what lies ahead for penn state as the school tries to move beyond the damaging investigation. >>> the bizarre scene on one china road that looked more like child's play. >>> and you'll want to enjoy the pleasant start to the day that the hour. the big changes on the horizon, next >>> it looks like a game of dominos. a rhody vider collapses in t
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
go with that. >> stay with us. >>> good morning, everybody. and happy day after 4th of july. welcome to "news 4 today." >> we want to tell you that the 4th of july celebration turned deadly in one of d.c.'s neighborhoods. this is after someone started shooting. we'll have all the details on that for you. good morning. th it is thursday, july 5th, 2012. we want to start talking about power number this morning. >> absolutely. >> almost 50,000 in the d.c. area still don't have electricity. >> right now pepco reports 21,000 customers are without power and 14,000 are without air conditioning this morning. bge reporting 11,000 people in our area that do not have electricity. novec reporting 32 outages and smeco down to about 600. >> the heat is not over yet. >> no, no, we have couple of days to go. and heat-related illnesses is what we're going to focus on today, doing anything to stay cool, stay hydrated. we have a heat advisory. it starts at noon and goes until 8:00 p.m. the heat index will be from 100 to 105 degrees. sweltering heat yet again. we're not ramping done, we're gearing up. t
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
, we've got that division of the cloud cover passing over us, and west and north it's all clear and it is delightful with low humidity. we're down into the low to mid-60s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties and across most of virginia and maryland and into west virginia. all these areas in green as well as the eastern shore are in the 60s. in fact, it's even hit the upper 50s some of the highlands in western maryland and west virginia. weather watchers reporting it's in the low to mid-60s most of the region. you can see that cloud cover right near washington and points south and east, but west and north all clear now. and here's your "day planner" for this thursday. prepare for a delightful summer day, although areas south and east of us, quite a bit of cloudiness. west and north all sunny. otherwise, just a partly sunny sky. highs reaching upper 80s to near 90 by mid-afternoon, but still not a lot of humidity around. that is going to be returning for the weekend. we'll look at that and into next week. your seven-day outlook at 6:51. danella, how's traffic? >>> tom, i'm check
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Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
to use $50 million for down payment assistance in specially hard hit areas including washington, d.c. and baltimore. >> all right. we have had a beautiful stretch of weather, lower humidity. but still warm like summer should be, right? >> right. >> we really enjoyed yesterday. hope it stays this way, tom. but i have a feeling you're going to say we're not going to be that luck. >> i came across a crew laying down asphalt yesterday and they recognized me and gave me a thumbs up. >> all right! >> and still thumbs up today, too, if you have to work outside because still not too humid. we've had the clouds close in. we do have a few sprinkles around the metro area. there is is a live view from the city camera. jefferson memorial. cloudy at reagan national, 77. humidity still not too bad. dew point in the low 60s. not bad. we've got a very light southe t southeasterly wind. storm 4 radar showing the moving color. sprinkles across northern virginia and from near fredericksburg and charlottesville and washington. a few light sprinkles here. patches of green that stretch from northern county
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Jul 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
outside with us this morning. 6:00 a.m. 73 degrees right now. not too bad for july. but it is going to get much, much worse as the day progresses. >> meteorologist tom kierein says we have grapefruit in the sky. >> pink grapefruit this morning. anyone working in the yard this weekend probably took four showers just trying to get the humidity out of your system. it is a little less humid this morning, thankfully. here's what's looking like just a few hours ago. we had some lingering showers over the metro area into virginia and much of maryland. those moved east and dissipated. now the sky is beginning to clear out a bit. and it has turned a little less humid with a bit of a northwesterly breeze. temperatures around the region are into the upper 60s to near 70 in parts of howard, montgomery, frederick counties. washington county, western maryland. west virginia, much of the sh shenandoah valley. fairfax and arlington counties. prince george's county and southern montgomery, calvert, charles, st. mary's, skenly in the low to mid 70s this morning. here's your monday day planner. by noo
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Jul 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
. but, again, those showers just down to the south of us where it's 78 degrees. dew point temperature at 65 degrees. again, we always talk ak that dew point temperature because when it's up around 70, it gets pretty darn humid around here. at 65 degrees right now. that is just starting to feel humid. our levels are going to stay here today as opposed to where they're going to be tomorrow. 70 to 74 degrees. maybe even higher for a spell during the afternoon. the showers and storms, right there across southern maryland, leonard town and out over the bay. right around the warm front. for this morning at 9:00 a.m., not as muggy. then 79 to 83 degrees. by the noon hour, 88 to 92. just like yesterday, easily at 90 degrees by noontime. topping out at 95. no storms until later this evening. danella? eun? >> veronica, thank you. >>> traffic signals in our area are still in the dark this morning including this one in silver spring. it's one of about 200 or so still out in montgomery county. police are asking drivers to be cautious when approaching dark signals and to treat them as f
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Jul 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
cook. >>> stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> temperatures will be tested this morning as traffic light problems are expected to cause a messy morning commute for drivers all around metro d.c. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today." we're going to look outside right now at 5:00 a.m. it is 75 degrees out there. looks calm right now in the washington, d.c. area. but we need a little bit of relief. we need heat, we need calm weather to help people still trying to get overall the mess that happened over the weekend. >> as we hope for that, a quick note for folks who are wondering if you have to work today or not. here's the breakdown, federal government offices are open today, but, employees can opt for unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework today. the d.c. government also open today in maryland. montgomery county's offices are open for business today as well. prince george's county government open to its liberal leave policy will be in effect for nonessential employees there. in virginia, fairfax county government also
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Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> the president also praised the state, local and federal authorities who responded to the shooting. >> stop the violence, save the children, keep home alive. >> in largo, maryland, a group held a prayer vigil for the victims an families. the rainbow push coalition held a vigil, encouraging the community to be strong. they called for legislation banning assault weapons. coming up on the "today" show, in the wake of the colorado mass shooting, a hidden camera investigation on gun sales, just how easy it is for criminals to buy assault weapons. that's coming up at 7:00 a.m. on nbc4. >>> turning to first look at the weather, it is a little muggy out there. i saw a few raindrops coming in. >> meteorologist tom kierein, our eyes aren't receiving us. >> good morning, eun, good to have you back. >> thanks so much. appreciate it. >> in some places it's partly cloudy. those speckles of green, those are a few sprinkles, right now getting a few out on the mou
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Jul 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. council approved a bill that allows police to use breathalyzers again. council members also agreed that car owners can be held responsible for traffic camera tickets no matter who was driving the car and verizon center got approval to install nine new monitors to modernize its billboards. >>> the house will vote on whether to repeal president obama's health care law. all republicans are expected to support the repeal but the measure will likely die in the senate where democrats hold the majority. republicans argue the 2-year-old law is the largest tax hike in history and threat to economic recovery. democrats say this time could be better spent creating jobs. >>> maryland's election board certified a petition to put the state's new same-sex marriage law on the november ballot. the maryland marriage alliance submitted more than 162,000 signatures to repeal it. lawmakers in annapolis passed marriage equality earlier this year. in may a poll by marylanders for marriage equality found 57% of likely voters say they would uphold the law. >>> if the nationals make it to the world series,
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
. hamsters used in that study were exposed to dill light at night for four weeks. those hamsters lacked energy and motivation. the good news, within two weeks of going back into a dark room the hamsters moods were back to normal. >> how do you tell when a hamster is in a good mood? >> hit that wheel. >> what about night lights? my kids like night lights. >> hopefully if you have that issue, you turn us on in the morning and we can perk you right up. >> beautiful sunrise out there. beautiful morning to start. tom, good morning. >> a glorious start to this wednesday. a wonderful break from the high heat and humidity. you will notice a fresh change when you step out the door. much of the region down into the 60s. right now reagan national is in the low 70s. and it's in the low 70s near the bay to mid to upper 70s in a few locations. bay waters in the 80s. throughout the day, here is your day planner, we will climb to the upper 80s by mid afternoon. we'll have hot, dry conditions with low humidity throughout the day. change is on the way. seven-day outlook at 7:21. danella, how is traffic n
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Jul 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
just about 20 miles away from where that happened. so if you are just now waking up with us at 6:11, you're waking up to some very chilling news out of aurora, colorado. >> one reality, it hasn't been reported, for somebody here, this is a batman movie. a comic book character, cartoon character, a live action character. it is very likely that some of these victims are children, were probably looking at teenagers or maybe even younger, for this screening of a movie in july. so that information has not come out as of yet. we do expect more press conferences from the police chief there in aurora, colorado, as the day progresses. we will bring you that information as soon as it's available. >>> let's check our forecast now with 12 minutes after the hour. tom kierein is in storm center4. >> live view from our hd city camera overlooking the potomac and capitol hill. we've got heavy moisture laden'd clouds. all of the way into the afternoon, some rain showers afternoon. during the afternoon, some coupe could be heavy downpours that could cause isolated flooding. looks like that will contin
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
combing the crime scene looking for evidence. >> we are looking for anything that may lead to us a path of flight from the suspects, anything that may have been discarded. it's a pretty big crime scene now, about three, four blocks. >> police are investigating a possible connection between this shooting and another one that happened tuesday near sherman circle. >> a popular dc promoter died when he was hit on the parkway. gary richards had gotten out of his car to switch seats with a passenger when another car hit him. the driver of the car did stay on the scene. richards was a representative for a celebrity endorsed brand of vodka. >> 17-year-old marquis correa has not been seen since monday. he's believed to be in the area of the ashburn shopping center. he's in need of medication. if you think you've seen him, call the count see sheriff's office. >> a judge revoked zimmerman's bond last month and prosecutors accused him and his wife of hiding money they raised on a web site for his defense. a newly released report says he had black eyes from his encounter with martin. zimmerman
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
morning. >>> stay with us. news4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> then finally telling me he was going to kill me. >> in his own words, for the first time on television, george zimmerman sharing his side of the story about what happened the night he shot and killed trayvon martin. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gillchrist. >> i'm erika gonzalez. a tangled mess of trees and power lines after another strong storm blew through our area and the damage has hundreds of people waking up this morning yet again in the dark. megan mcgrath is live with more for us. >> reporter: you can see the road here is still closed on both ends. off in the distance perhaps you can see the flashing light there is. that's actually a power crew. they are trying ore store electricity to the street. they are completely in the dark right now. when the storms blew through last night, they were ferocious in parts of the viewing area. it brought down a very large tree, i believe it was an oak tree, that came down on top of one of the houses. it hit the roof of a house and also brought down the power line
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Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
centennial, colorado, for us. thank you. >>> in ohio a kent state university student will be arraigned on charges he made a threat against the school. 19-year-old tweeted he planned to shoot up the campus. >>> breaking news back here at home out of laurel. emergency crew on the scene of a hazmat situation. news4's megan mcgrath is live for us this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: aaron, it looks like the fire department has a handle on this situation. just a few moments ago a group of employees who had been just on the other side of this fence kind of milling around in the parking lot. they were given word that they would be allowed to go back toward the building again. a little while ago saw this large group of people walking back toward the building. this is a hazmat situation here this morning at this mail processing facility. apparently a nytric acid spill in one of the bays. hazmat crews were brought here to the scene to do their work, to start to clean this up. again, within just the last few minutes though, employees were allowed to walk over back by that building. no re
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Jul 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
with us for a couple more days. 77, our temperature. we've got clouds out there right now. in fact, we've got a few showers that will be moving into our area. from 72 in rockville to 77 in d.c. 77 in college park. 73 degrees currently over in sterling. take a look at that line. it's just coming over the maryland line. frederick, 70 and 270. as you zoom in you can see that it is weakening. just about how an hour and 30 minutes away from making his way into the district. those storms just mainly showers for the mornings. scattered storms for the afternoon. your high temperature today going up to 98 degree just like yesterday. danella? >> good morning. well, if you're traveling around our town still seeing some dark intersections, remember, treat them as a four-way stop. now, a lot of people have family coming up i-95. if they are on their way right now coming up from quantico area, travel lanes are open. not seeing any issues for them. nice and clear. in fact, in both directions a live look as you are getting the overpass to the weigh station, a clear trip. 64 miles per hour from qua
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Jul 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
go up. >> okay. >> most of us have parking under our buildings. >>> 4:37. ahead on "news4 today," the the dangerous discovery one passenger made when that person went to bite into an inflight meal. >>> plus, the muddy mess that caused a traffic nightmare for drivers in downtown baltimore. >>> hope you enjoyed your break from the extreme heat, my friends, because it is back in a big way. just how hot are things going to get today? >>> if you're headed to baltimore this morning expect some delays while crews continue to fix a water main break. take a look at all this. such a mess. a 20-inch water main broke yesterday morning. part of light street at lombard street at the inner harbor buckled when water gushed out of the main for hours. the water is shut off but the streets are closed while crews make those repairs. baltimore officials warn commuters to take public transportation or find an alternate route this morning. i wouldn't blame them. that is -- >> pretty awful. terrible place to have that happen, too, right there by the harbor. >> very busy area. >>> turning to the weather. >> y
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
weak high pressure over the region. that's bringing us this gorgeous clear sky. jupiter and venus brilliant this morning. there's the clear sky. jefferson memorial. sun rise at 6:08. by 7:00, bright and sunny. by noontime, 80s. mid 90 by mid afternoon. clouds building. afternoon thunder shower. just a small chance of that. by late afternoon, upper eight at this times. i'll be barn in ten minutes. good morning, danella? >> good morning, tom. great news right now. traveling northbound 16th street at georgia avenue had a downed tree there. was blocking the northbound lanes. it's absolutely gone. travel lanes are open. so your commute a lot easier this that area. montgomery county and connecticut avenue, no issues to report on the inner loop or outer loop of the beltway. nice and clear. making your way from i-95 to i-270, you're at 61 miles pr hour. not bad at all. that drive taking ten minutes. if your taking the rails, i'm checking them. open no reported delays along the metro, marc, or vre. aaron and eun, over to you. >> thank you. >>> right now police in prince george's county are
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Jul 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
credit risk. about 3,000 of those customers are in the d.c. area. wells fargo also agreed to use $50 million for down payment assistance in especially hard hit areas including d.c. and baltimore. >>> an argument over a spare tire ends with one man dead and another behind bars. the deadly shooting happened yesterday afternoon in the 11100 block of cross road trail in brandywine. police say a domestic dispute ended when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other. the victim died of his injuries. police arrested one man and also found the gun. >>> 6:06 is our time. thousands of cases being put back under the microscope. the reason behind the largest review in fbi history. >>> if you're on the go this weekend, pack your umbrella. >>> next, how would you like to be the guy who has to clean up this mess, unintended domino show, >>> take a look at this. it loobs like a game of dominos. a long line of rhody viders collapsed in the middle of the day in china. the .9 of a mile long stretch came tumbling down just 30 seconds. get this, it's the second time in ten days the divider fence col
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Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
open, but use caution. traveling eastbound, route 50, this is near colinton. only the right lane gets by there. and just be careful. again, only the right lane and reduce your speeds this morning. also, you're dealing, if you're traveling in virginia, with high-standing water on some of your area roadways, specifically b e berfolk lane from stewart road. be careful this morning. i'm back in ten with another update. >> danella, thank you. >>> heads-up for metro commuters, service is up and running after friday's derailment, but there will still be some delays. trains will be single-tracking between fort totten and prince george's plaza. crews working on a piece of bent track in that area that caused that derailment. metro says that the extreme heat is to blame for that incident. all other lines are expected to run on time and there are no more heat-related speed restrictions. >>> the heat is also to blame for a buckling part of route 50 near 197 in bowie, maryland. three eastbound lanes will stay closed through the morning rush hour. only the right lane and shoulder are open right now.
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